Strong Partnerships for Collaborative Climate Development

We believe that change cannot be brought about by one party acting alone. We actively pursue, support and foster strong partnerships and platforms for collaboration.

Our Range of Interventions

Through a combination a combination of grant makingfellowshipsresearch, technical assistance, coalition building and targeted advocacy, and multi-stakeholder convenings we support a range of interventions across our programmes:

We view challenges and opportunities holistically, bringing together different pockets of work and augmenting them with a political economy analysis of those factors that ultimately influence how decisions are made by:


  • Confronting and responding to the disconnect between climate change and development planning in Africa.
  • Demonstrating that alternatives to existing practices can avoid long-term economic risks through new climate resilient development pathways.
  • Supporting the development of robust multi-disciplinary evidence to inform better decision making by social partners, regional institutions and governments.

We support new networks for information sharing strengthen existing ones, by:


  • Supporting and coordinating engagements and collaboration between diverse stakeholders.
  • Mounting new campaigns and new types of advocacy and civic engagement across sectors, skillsets and geographies.
  • Supporting new models of coalition funding and building in Africa beyond traditional climate activism to include players in and outside of the climate field.

In building the evidence base to support alternative and low carbon development pathways, we support engagement with and between a range of decision makers at national, regional, and international level.

Our goal is to support an ecosystem of African partners to:

Demonstrate the evidence

Build the evidence base and narratives necessary to demonstrate the viability and benefits of low carbon development at a regional, national and local level and across key sectors.

Identify entry points

Understand complex systems (within sectors, national and regional economies, climate science, political economies, regulatory and legal frameworks, financial and fiscal frameworks, and a combination thereof) to identify entry points for strategic interventions to integrate climate change in development thinking and planning.

Engage in Climate Planning

Disseminate and translate findings and research to support engagements with a broad range of stakeholders to advocate for ambitious climate planning.

Integrate objectives

Respond to the technical, institutional and resource needs of civil society, governments, and regional bodies to integrate and realise climate change and development objectives in strategic geographies.